Still Not Watching Peaky Blinders? Here's Why You're Missing Out
On paper, BBC 2's drama Peaky Blinders shouldn't work. A story about gangs in Birmingham in the early 1900s? Given that a survey showed that the Brummie accent is the least attractive in the country, it doesn't sound like something that would have mass appeal. But by writing a killer script, ploughing a huge budget into production, and pulling together a cast of internationally renowned talent (including Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, and Helen McCrory), Stephen Knight has made the second city cool. Peaky Blinders, which returns in November for its fourth series, is everything the BBC does best when it comes to drama. It's smart, witty, gritty, and beautiful. Based on true stories of Brummie boys who'd sew razor blades into the peaks of their caps as concealed weapons, the family epic is also now on Netflix, allowing you to catch up before the new season begins. For those of you who need a little encouragement, allow this die-hard fan to explain why you need to add this to your "must see" list immediately.